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Call to speed up implementation of charter of rights

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Consumer advocacy COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights that applies to all recipients of government-subsidised aged care services.

Aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia says the longer time frame helps mitigate the costs resulting from the expensive and time consuming implementation process.

The government announced on Saturday that the Charter of Aged Care Rights would replace the four current charters relating to care recipients’ rights and responsibilities from 1 July (read more here).

Under new requirements, providers will need to provide a personally signed copy of the charter to every care recipient and give them or their authorised representative the opportunity to co-sign the document.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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